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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Leon M. Goldstein High School for the Sciences is a top rated, public school located in Brooklyn, NY. It has 1,061 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 97% of students are at least proficient in math and 98% in reading.
1830 Shore Blvd
Brooklyn, NY 11235
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Leon M. Goldstein High School for the Sciences Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
98%
Percent Proficient - Math
97%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1280
447 responses
Average ACT
29
55 responses
AP Enrollment
47%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$109,539
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,564
National
$949
Median Home Value
$1,198,950
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.38 responses
Poll
84%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.38 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 131 responses
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  • SING
    19%
  • Early Let Out on Fridays
    18%
  • Student vs. teacher games
    15%
  • Senior Celebrity Night
    12%
  • Multi-Cultrue Event
    10%
  • Sporting Events
    9%
  • Science Olympiad
    8%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,061
Free or Reduced Lunch
46%
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.45 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.45 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.45 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$82,900
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.1%
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.53 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.53 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.53 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.56 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.56 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.56 responses
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Goldstein is the best public high school in Brooklyn, without question, but there's a LOT of room for improvement. The student culture is very competitive and they thoroughly stress themselves out over APs and college, which leads to collective burnout, more often than not. Granted, most of the teachers are very good. They really want to see you do well and will help you understand. However, I struggled a lot during regents geometry, trig, and physics. Besides the academic portion, many clubs are terribly underfunded, especially the Science Olympiad one year -- absurd for a high school for the sciences! Every incoming year, too many students are given a faulty schedule which they must go through the process of getting corrected. I spent four years here and I can't say I miss it too much.
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Leon M. Goldstein is an amazing match for me. It focuses and is strong in the fields of STEM but doesn't stray away from the subjects in humanities like English or History. Instead, Goldstein has strong and rigorous curriculums all around. Guidance counselors and the college office work with students through all 4 years to make sure they get accepted in the top colleges and get the service they need. The school offers so many AP classes and they range from all subjects. It is also on a college campus (Kingsborough Community College ) and is surrounded by multiple security guards ensuring my safety in the school. The view from the windows alone upon the bay is breathtaking. Also, Goldstein is allowed to use multiple facilities from Kingborough, like their gym, pool, auditorium, etc. As for the kids, I had never witnessed a kid being left behind socially or academically, all through the halls students are contacting teachers or talking with other students.
Leon m Goldstein is overall a very good school. The school is smaller than other high schools in the area, which creates a close connection between students. Most of the teachers are hardworking and care for their students to do well. The environment of the school is pleasant and I would recommend it to those who are hardworking but don’t want overwhelming pressure in comparison to other schools. There is a good selection of AP classes and electives. However, I feel that sports and clubs are weaker aspect of the school. The school is clean and on a large campus, which creates a college-like feeling. I overall recommend Leon m Goldstein to incoming freshmen.